Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall Planters

Well, I said I was going to do it, so I went and did it. I ripped out all of my summer pots and planted my fall ones in their place. How much did I spend????? $40.00
Considering I filled two oversized pots and one smaller one, I don't think that's too bad.

I hit the jackpot when I found two planters with a mix of flowers that were on clearance for $6.00. The pansies and the kale both came from those. A lot of places put their mums, etc. out too early, and they suffer in the heat. I brought them home, gave them some tlc, and they're coming around.
The purple thing (Sorry, Mom. I know I should know the name) isn't doing as well as I'd like, but it was on clearance for $3.00. That's worth it for the three weeks or so it'll be on display.
I had a couple of bare spots where the flowers will eventually start to fill, so I "plugged" them with pumpkin pics from Hobby Lobby. $1.75 each! Well, there you have it! One project down and 37 to go! I'm off to spray paint something! Enjoy!

43 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Chris,
It feels good to get something actually done. Your planters look great!

Inspired Kara said...

My heart leaps for KALE!!!

Deserae said...

Very pretty and inspiring!
~Des

Laura said...

Glad to hear you're off to spray paint! That is what I did today - trying to use up lots of cans I accumlated!

Barbara said...

Your pots look great......love the little pumpkins in the pots too. I love fall!!!!

Kerri said...

Beautiful! You're pretty good at amaking arrangements. I really like the variety.

Kendra said...

They look great! I really like the festive touch the pumpkins add!

Sandy Toes said...

So cute! I love those planters...they scream "FALL IS HERE!"
-Sandy toes

Bella Casa said...

So pretty, I'm so jealous, stupid deer and bunnies would never let me keep kale around, lol.

Also jealous that you are in MI and have a HL near you. The closest ones to me are Lansing or Adrian and they're not that close.

Evertyhing is pretty-pretty-pretty, just like you :)

Bella

tidymom said...

I am SO getting me some of that Kale for my planters!!! I haven't gotten my mums yet, you've inspired me---maybe I'll do that this weekend!
Your's look GREAT!!!

~Tidymom

Marie said...

Your planters look fantastic! I agree...the mums are out too early here too. They all look so sad out in this heat! (though it's been a LOT cooler here this week) I will buy some fall plants soon!

And...how close are you to Lansing? And I'll only visit you while I'm in MI over Thanksgiving if I lose my 20 pounds first. None of my clothes fit, so it would be awkward otherwise... being naked and all. lol

Darlene said...

Your Fall planters look really GREAT!!! I have been trying to hold off on my mums a bit longer but it is getting hard...I am ready to decorate my porch!!!

the undomesticated wife said...

Looks very nice! Even better that the plants were on sale!

Michelle said...

you did good and the pots look great

Shannon said...

I love your fall planters! I just bought some mums yesterday and that is about the extent of it. Yours are inspiring though! :)

Momma to Bug said...

So, so, so BEAUTIFUL! I love them! Good ideas :-)

AndreaW123 said...

You did a beautiful job...love the Kale and the little pumpkins.....

Stephanie said...

That looks fantastic!! I need to remember the spray paint idea for future projects!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I LOVE the pumpkins in the planters. Great idea! I might be copying that soon!

The Berry's Patch said...

They look great. I'm shocked that you only spent $40. Perfect! :-)

AJ said...

I've always wanted to grow some kale. The pumpkin patch by our house has a ton of it and it always look so pretty! Maybe I'll give it a try this year? Your pots look great by the way:)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Ooo...look at your green thumb! I wish that I could throw together cute arrangements like that. Okay, there you go see. I said "throw together". I bet green thumbers don't just THROW their plants. They gently place and tend and all of those gentle words. I have a mum I'm praying doesn't die on me. Great job!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Veeerrrry pretty. I feel inspired to do the same thing now. My front porch is looking very boring! Love the combinations you used.

Shannon

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a great job! I am totally loving the fall colors and the pumpkins in the bare spots. Great idea. I am still hesitating to pull my summer flowers because they are still doing well...but you may have inspired me! :)
Carrie

Layla said...

All I want to know is where you get all the energy....

Do tell!

Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Tara said...

Really beautiful... I like that you put lil' pumpkins in with the flowers!

Bama Girl in AZ said...

Love your pots and your blog! I tagged you over on my site!

Natalie Jane said...

Why was I not aware of Hobby Lobby before this year? They have everything!

Kimba said...

Your planters look fantastic! I love the kale. It adds such great texture and color.

Tausha said...

The planters look fantastic!
I wish that i could have fall planters. but my summer ones look better know than they did in the summer!
It's actually kind of driving me crazy! i could go and buy some "FALLY" flowers-but i would have no where to put them-the other planters are still too big! Dang it!
i Do love the cabbage plants. I plant some every year and they do awesome here! It's acutally one of the few plants I don't kill. Pretty sure thats why i love them so!

Angie said...

Love planters with different plants in them like that! Makes them interesting to look at. Love the idea of adding the picks to fill them in.

Tanya said...

I love fall mums on my doorsteps!

mx2mommy said...

LOVE the bog planter with the Kale,mums,pansies and pumpkins - looks great!! AND it was a deal!
Janae

Barbara said...

Wow! what a deal, $6.00! I went shopping for ornamental cabbage (Kale) and everything was nearly dead. Looks GREAT....How pretty. Love the rust mums and the purple ASTERS!!! I bought a Turban gord, Hubbard gord and Cinderella gord. Still looking for a good Kale plant. Where did you place the pots?
Mom

sandra/tx said...

Hey, Miss Chris. You've been tagged. Come visit Canyon Wren Cottage for the details. Hope you'll play along. :-)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

The Kale is gorgeous! Never quite thought I would say that about Kale.

Meghan said...

Stunning.
I love Mums!!

The Pampered World said...

You've inspired me to get started on my fall decor for outside. The planters look great! I have you as a favorite now on bloglines. Can't wait to see what else is next.

Hillcrest Acres said...

Love your fall planters. Oh and by the way, you're it. Check out my blog.

Joy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Saucy said...

That's what I need! Pumpkin pics! I wish we had Hobby Lobby here. I wonder where I could get some?

Sandy Toes said...

You have been TAGGED!
-Sandy Toes

Ann said...

They are just awesome. Very lovely arrangements.

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